Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Spring Mist and Pussywillows



I always think the bare branches are so beautiful as spring approaches, dressed in water droplets by the early morning mists. Soon the buds will swell and the soft green of new leaves will appear. In the meantime, I have a few pussywillow branches in the kitchen to remind me of the new life soon to come.

I love spring. :)

Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.


50 comments:

  1. Love the misty and pussy willows ... mistical!!!!!!

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  2. Hi Mary, I love your branch photos, soft and dreamy. Take care and have a wonderful week.

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  3. I'm always excited for Mosaic Monday! The ladies that participate are the sweetest ladies ever! I love your pretty Spring branches! Happy Monday! ♥

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  4. I love the rain in spring. It washes all the dirt and debris from the winter away and gives everything a look of new and shiny. V

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  5. Beautiful shots! Pretty branches. I'm really looking forward to spring, too!

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  6. Mary, your photos are always beautiful. Love the drops of water along the branches. a gorgeous mosaic. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  7. Hi Mary
    Your misty spring branches are very peaceful looking. Pussy willows are one of my favourites to add to bouquets at this time of year.
    Judith

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  8. Very pretty...love the soft look.

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  9. Ahhh....your photos are so very, very lovely!

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  10. Simply terrific .... such emotive shots!

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  11. Spring is slow to arrive here. Rather than a spring mist we had a spring hail today! I love those pussy willow branches. The rain drops look like the buds. Beautiful!

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  12. These shots are so so beautiful!

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  13. It certainly does look like spring in March...not so much spring in April, but this is our reality this year. Whatever month, the photographs are dreamy and soft and romantic and lovely and...

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  14. These are beautiful studies of droplets. Well done!

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  15. Mary your mosaics are always so soft and dreamy looking. Just beautiful.
    QMM

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  16. What gorgeous images! Pussy Willows are so perfect for spring. I keep the dried branches in a vase year round though. Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

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  17. Mary these images are so soft and pretty! I've been hoping to find pussy willows to phograph without any luck. And the raindrop photos are divine.

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  18. Oh my goodness! Aren't they lovely! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! Cathy

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  19. Loving the beginning of this fresh season and all it represents. Your photos capture it perfectly for those of us in the colder zones. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Pussy willows are so dear.
    ~Lynn
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  20. I see you are yearning for spring and the promise of the beautiful flowers to come. Thank you again for another beautiful post, and the opportunity to contribute to Mosaic Monday.

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  21. I love Spring too! I spent a great Spring day today doing the American Cancer Society "Bark for Life". It was nice to get out there and get some Vitamin D! :-D

    I think I got too much though as I have a bit of a sunburn!

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  22. Excellent post. soft and misty awaiting Spring. MB

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  23. I've kept last year's pussy willows but can't wait to see them this year. Your mosaic is lovely!

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  24. O, how we need mist and rain out here in West Texas. So dry....
    Thanks, Mary, for hosting.

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  25. The rain drops are works of art and your photograph captures them beautifully. Thank you for hosting us once again. Always a treat to be here.

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  26. Your images are always so inspiring, Mary. I'm tickled to be visiting again. It has been awhile.

    Thanks for hosting,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  27. I love spring too...except for the storms (like the one headed this way)! I have pussy willows on my dining room table...don't they just make you happy?

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  28. Can't go wrong with pussy willow branches. Such a wonderful image of Spring. :)

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  29. My goodness.. your photos are brilliant!
    Thank you for hosting....
    you are pure inspiration!
    Smiles~
    Cat

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  30. This is Cricket Mary....and thanks so much for hosting!!
    Love your photographs!
    xoxo

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  31. Soft, misty, romantic spring. That's what your photos say to me.

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  32. Looks like your having the kind of spring we are. WET! Your photos are beautiful though :-)

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  33. Amazing photos. Wonderful.

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  34. Lovely photos. I haven't seen any pussy willows here, apart from in the florist shops. I wonder where they get them....

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  35. I love Spring too and as always your photography is captivating! I sure miss Pussywillows... we don't get them in the Desert.

    Spring Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  36. You've got style! Even your outdoor shots are dreamy...
    Rosie

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  37. Oh, your color ~ What a beautiful thing to see first thing in the morning ~ have a beautiful day, Mary.

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  38. Beautiful shots of raindrops on branches, Mary!

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  39. This is a nice way to start my Monday! Neat!

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  40. Pussy Willows remond me of my grandfather. He used to bring them to my mother when I was young.

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  41. You should be famous for your photography. FAMOUS! Makes me want to go talk to someone..anyone..and tell them about this wonderful blogger that has this fantastic talent..
    Well, you get the point! :)

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  42. Mona, you are so sweet. Thank you so much!
    xoxo

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  43. Hi Mary

    I just love the photo treatments that you used!

    Leann

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  44. Just discovered your blog through Lavender Dreamer...what a lovely post! And I love your playlist... in fact I was just listening to Iz's 'Wonderful World' on my own blog, right after Eva Cassidy's 'Songbird.' Cheers... Anne

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  45. Your photos are great !!! Ag

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